TROY - Girl Scouts with the Junior Troop in Troy were singing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Saturday in Troy.

It was an appropriate selection.

Santa had come to town for the Allen F. Pierce Free Library's annual Christmas Tree Trimming party.

The Girl Scouts were helping out the Jolly Old Elf and the library by performing a variety of tasks, such as greeting and making sure the kids had their candy canes and cookies.

"They're doing a really good job," said Denise Castle, a helper at the event.

Girl Scout Leader Anna Morgan said the Girl Scouts also helped last year.

She said they wanted to give back to the community.

The girls nicknamed a stuffed animal toy at the library "Randolph," which they said was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's brother.

Librarian Sue Wolfe said a group of five boys had visited Santa at the library at 10:30 a.m. and she was hoping more would show up as the day went on.

In addition, she thought the snow that had fallen overnight was "beautiful" for the event.

Wolfe said the Girl Scouts were "doing a good job" helping out with the tree trimming party.

One of the Girl Scouts, Emma Colton, said she thought it was fun. She also liked giving to others.

The Girl Scouts were Emma Morgan, Sydney Taylor, Brooke Batterson, Raelyn Eakins, Maezee Brown, Julia Colton, and Emma Colton.

The event was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children were invited to help Santa and take home an ornament, candy cane and perhaps a picture with Santa. Wolfe said the event has been held each year at least since 1995, and the ornaments are left on the tree, just as children placed them.

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